Sabaton – The Last Stand Music

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Sabaton – The Last Stand Music

Great power metal soundtrack together with some brilliant Knights Templar imagery. We hope you’ll enjoy this track by Swedish power metal band Sabaton as much as we did when a brother sent us the link.

 

The title track of The Last Stand tells of the Stand of the Swiss Guard during the 1527 sack of Rome.

During the War of the League of Cognac, a Habsburg army composed of troops from the Holy Roman Empire, Spain, and Lutheran mercenaries under the command of the Constable of France, the Duc de Bourbon attacked the supposed inviolable capital of Christendom, Rome.

With only 500 civilians rising to the defence, the Habsburg army ran wild through the holy city. As the sack took place, Kaspar Röist, commander of Pope Clement’s elite bodyguard of Swiss Guards deployed his men to cover Clement’s escape along the Passetto di Borgo.

Alongside the remnants of the city garrison, 189 Swiss Guards made their stand in a cemetery inside the Vatican. Röist was killed during the fighting but the Swiss Gaurd fought on, covering the retreat of the Pope’s entourage along the Passetto di Borgo to the Castel Sant’Angelo.

[Verse]
In the heart of the Holy See
In the home of Christianity
The seat of power is in danger
There’s a foe of a thousand swords
They’ve been abandoned by their lords
Their fall from grace will pave their path, to damnation

[Pre-Chorus]
Then the 189
In the service of Heaven
They’re protecting the holy line
It was 1527, gave their lives on the steps to Heaven
Thy will be done!

[Chorus]
For the grace, for the might of our Lord
For the home of the holy
For the faith, for the way of the sword
Gave their lives so boldly

For the grace, for the might of our Lord
In the name of His glory
For the faith, for the way of the sword
Come and tell their story again

[Verse]
Under guard of 42
Along a secret avenue
Castel Sant’Angelo is waiting
They’re the guards of the Holy See
They’re the guards of Christianity
Their path to history is paved with salvation

[Pre-Chorus]
Then the 189
In the service of Heaven
They’re protecting the holy line
It was 1527, gave their lives on the steps to Heaven
Thy will be done!

[Chorus]
For the grace, for the might of our Lord
For the home of the holy
For the faith, for the way of the sword
Gave their lives so boldly

For the grace, for the might of our Lord
In the name of His glory
For the faith, for the way of the sword
Come and tell their story again

[Guitar Solo]

[Bridge]
Dying for salvation with dedication
No capitulation, annihilation
Papal commendation, reincarnation
Heaven is your destination

Dying for salvation with dedication
No capitulation, annihilation
Papal commendation, reincarnation
Heaven is your destination

In the name of God

[Chorus]
For the grace, for the might of our Lord
For the home of the holy
For the faith, for the way of the sword
Gave their lives so boldly

For the grace, for the might of our Lord
In the name of His glory
For the faith, for the way of the sword
Come and tell their story
Gave their lives so boldly
Come and tell the Swiss Guards’ story again

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